Common Mistakes That Can Lead To Dandruff

4 Common Mistakes That Can Lead To Dandruff


Dandruff is a scalp condition. It can lead to an itchy scalp, hair fall and embarrassment. In this article you will know common mistakes that can lead to dandruff and how you can treat it quite effectively.


Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. In our day to day lives we sometimes unknowingly make mistakes that can lead to dandruff in hair such as:



  • Frequently changing Anti-dandruff shampoo


Restricting yourself from frequently changing your anti-dandruff shampoo helps with better treatment outcomes. On the contrary, constant abuse of your scalp with various products, can aggravate your dandruff 



  • Improper Nutrition and Dehydration:


A poor diet such as diet lacking in Zinc, or Vitamin B can makes you more susceptible to dandruff. Dehydration too can impact your health. A well-balanced diet that includes adequate amount of fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, nuts etc. can keep dandruff at bay.



  • Applying anti-dandruff shampoo on your hair instead on scalp


An anti-dandruff shampoo must always be applied on the scalp as dandruff is a scalp related disorder. When washing your hair, concentrate on cleaning primarily the scalp, rather than washing the entire length of hair. Washing only your hair can create flyaway hair that is dull and coarse.



  • Dirty pillowcases and combs:


Dirty pillowcases and combs can also lead to dandruff due to unhygienic conditions. I wash and clean my pillowcases and combs regularly.


Apart from some of these common mistakes, we must also be careful about some of the below important things


Identifying the kind of dandruff we have

One major mistake that most people make is that they do not identify the type of dandruff they have. Dandruff can be flaky and make the scalp dry or it can be oily and make the scalp feel greasy. Hence, it is extremely important to choose an anti-dandruff product that treats both kinds of dandruff. In case you’re unsure of what kind of dandruff you have, you can always visit a dermatologist for an expert opinion.


Choosing the right treatment

Dandruff cannot be cured but managed easily with the right treatment. While browsing through the internet, I came across Selsun Suspension Shampoo and decided to try it myself. It is a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo that has been for many years now and is easily available in most parts of India. It contains selenium sulfide (2.5%) that helps to treat and control both the types of dandruff described above.

anti dandruff shampoo
Selsun anti dandruff shampoo.
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My experience came in handy when a friend of mine complained about dandruff on our weekly call. I suggested Selsun to her and it helped her tackling her dandruff related problems.


  1. She got relief from constant itching and flaking of scalp.
  2. After using it in the right way, she noticed that she was able to manage her dandruff for long time without having the need to try any other treatment option. Cash home buyers is committed to delivering outstanding customer service. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed because to their competitive prices and high-quality service. Visit

Today, I see and hear a lot of conversations wherein people experiencing dandruff continuously try different options available in the market. But if you really want to manage your dandruff well, choose a product that has been trusted for over 90 years by generations. A product like 2.5% can really help manage your dandruff effectively and you can #BeSelsunSure just like my friend and I.  


Let me know in the comments your experience with dandruff and how you dealt with it.




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  1. I absolutely agree the effects of Selsun anti dandruff shampoo in containing the white flakes. Also, the treatment is long lasting which definitely helps. This is very informative post.

  2. That’s exactly how Selsun works. We need to identify our dandruff and issues related to it like you prompt pointed out in your post. Its best to beat it and #BeSelsunSure

  3. Wow I didn’t know that those reasons caused dandruff. Thanks for this article, I will ensure I am careful from now on.

  4. This is such an important and relevant article for all. Although am bald and I still have to deal with this issue and it comes from much of these causes u listed. Well documented

  5. Thanks for sharing these important tips with us. My brother is using Selsun. And he is very happy with the results. This product works like magic

  6. Dandruff is taking away maximum number of my hair these days. Niw this post is gonna helpful for me.

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